In the 16th Century, Spain became one of the European forces to reckon with. To expand even further globally, Spanish conquistadors were sent abroad to discover lands, riches, and North America and its civilizations. When the Spanish and Native American groups met one another, they judged each other, as they were both unfamiliar with the people that stood before them. The Native American and Spanish views and opinions of one another are more similar than different because when meeting and getting to know each other, neither the Spaniards nor the Native Americans saw the other group of people as human. Both groups of people thought of one another as barbaric monsters and were confused and amazed by each other’s cultures. But, even though both
Thomas Jefferson’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory changed the United States. In 1803 Jefferson bought the Territory from France. Before Jefferson bought the territory, he tried seven times to acquire the land from France but failed. Once the territory was bought, he immediately got together an exploration team led by Lewis and Clark. They were accompanied by other helpers like sacajawea to navigate and map the land. The reason for their exploration was to find and map a way to the pacific, establish relationships the people in the territory and to learn
Today’s society consist of a variety of different cultures. Each cultures has their own identity, customs, and beliefs. In my community we have several strong, family oriented cultures. The two that were chosen was the Hispanics community and the Haliwa-Saponi Native American community. It was very interesting to see that while this communities are different they share some strong similarities, such as family ties.
Lewis and Clark were known for an incredible journey that changed US history. The journey increased the size of the US dramatically. From May 14, 1804, to September 23, 1806, a dangerous but yet history changing exploration occurred. Through many dangerous situations and hardships, the expedition of Lewis and Clark turned out a success.
The Native Americans were the original owners of the United States of America. However, due to the population increase in Europe, the European migrated to America in seek of land for farming, settlement, and spread their religion (Desai, n.p). The two communities lived together and interacted with each other. Nevertheless, the Native American also known to as the Red Indians and the Settlers had differences in many aspects of their economy, religion, and culture. In some situation, it is hard to identify their disparities. On the other hand, the dissimilarities are easily identified. Additionally, there are similarities between these two nations. Culture is the outline of human
Many Europeans believed that they were superior to other cultures. They had a mindset that they were more deserving and more civilized than other peoples. This caused problems between the Europeans and other cultures. When the Europeans arrived in America, there was no hostility between the groups, but as time went on this European mentality caused many conflicts between the different cultures in the New World.
On the Lewis and Clark expedition, the two men had encountered Native American tribes. Nobody has been completely sure if they treated the Indians with respect. Meriwether Lewis, a skilled frontiersman, was chosen by President Thomas Jefferson to take the lead in an expedition where he would explore the land he had bought, which was known as the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis had chosen William Clark, a draftsman and frontiersman, to co-lead in the journey. The Lewis and Clark expedition began its long journey in May 1804. Throughout the expedition, Lewis and Clark had ran into Native Americans who lived on the land. Lewis and Clark were respectful towards the Native Americans. The explorers had gifted the Indian tribes to befriend them, treated the Native Americans’ health, and trusted the
President George Washington set the foundation for the United States of America with the careful judgement towards a Proclamation of Neutrality as an act of foreign policy while a more controversial Whiskey Rebellion served as an act of domestic policy during the late 18th century. The presidency further developed from John Adams and extended down the early 19th century with Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. The early presidents all faced different foreign and domestic challenges which either met up with the views of Washington or were changed from his ideas into the current presidents own following towards a successful United States.
The Columbian Exchange is a crucial part of history without which the world as we know it today would be a very different place. Its effects were rapid, global, dramatic, and permanent. It caused the entire world’s biographic, demographic, cultural, and economic standards to change, though whether that change was for better or worse is debatable.
On June 20th, 1803 Thomas Jefferson instructs Clark and Lewis on an expedition, to examine the Louisiana Purchase and establish trade threw Natives, explorer the Missouri river and learn about the natives. President Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase from the French people in 1803 in doing so he needed the land to be examined. The purchase given to him of this large mass of land west of the Mississippi River is one of the most important events in history. Thomas Jefferson’s next plan after making this massive purchase was to attempt another expedition to explore the territory. Having already chosen Meriwether Lewis to head an expedition west, the Louisiana Purchase added an additional political element to the expedition (informing all Native American Nations that the United States owned the Territory). Both Lewis and Clark had a great task to achieve to please president Thomas Jefferson their main goal was to follow the Missouri River west in order to connect the river to all the water to the Pacific Ocean. They never exactly found a water route, but lucky enough they achieve their other goals. The expedition took them 28 months and covered 8,000 miles. learning about the natives that lived in the territories was the main goal for Lewis and Clark to examine because in order to move them out to a different area they
journey a success. First, Thomas Jefferson bought some massive land called,” The Louisiana Purchase” in 1803. He needed someone to study the vast land, and also see if there was a way to the Pacific Ocean. The president of 1803, Thomas Jefferson, sent Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, along with soldiers and various supplies. As Lewis in as the leader, and Clark in second commander, Jefferson created a group as of today, called the Corps of Discovery. There were also volunteers, Sacagawea and her husband, Charbonneau, with their newborn child, Jean Baptiste. Their expedition began in St. Louis, then
Meriwether Lewis was the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that was commissioned by President Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Territory. He came back from this trip with new knowledge of the Louisiana Territory proving that the Louisiana Purchase benefitted the whole country. This made him a hero and further strengthened his friendship with Jefferson. Jefferson later appointed Lewis as the governor of the whole Louisiana Territory. The governorship was significant not only because of the title, but because his rival, James Wilkinson, was turned down for the job because of Lewis. Even as governor, however, Lewis faced mounting debts. He was travelling to Washington to collect money that was owed to him by the U.S. Government and to take his journals to a publisher, both of which would bring him a significant amount of money to help him pay off his debts. On the way, his life was cut short. When investigating the death of Meriwether Lewis, the question arises: why would anyone want Meriwether Lewis dead? If
President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery to have the Lewis and Clark expedition find a waterway that could connect the United States for transportation because he had aspirations to expand to the Pacific and Northwest making the expedition important to his agenda for the United States. (The Corp of Discovery, 2016). Another reason for the important expedition was to create a relationship with the American Indians, and the American fur trade, while learning the North American topography and geography of the land which was also important to the exploration (Corps of Discover, 2016). Thomas Jefferson was important to the Lewis and Clark expedition because he organized the journey, sought funding and made Lewis and Clark head
Americas. In Central and South America, the Maya, Aztec, and Inca had a huge domain that included large cities with the complex framework of roads, irrigation systems, and controlled government structures. The European explorers and America’s original occupants had both positive and negative impact upon each other. Therefore, it is essential to raise the question on how European exploration and colonization influenced cultural collisions and interactions between Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans.